Thursday, September 23, 2010

(NEWS) 'Amsterdam Grateful To Its Jewish Residents'

"Newly installed mayor Eberhard van der Laan, tells Rabbinical Centre of Europe he would like Dutch capital to retain its title as 'Jerusalem of the West'.

The newly installed mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, told the Rabbinical Centre of Europe (RCE) that Amsterdam 'owes a tremendous amount of gratitude to its Jewish citizens' and would like his city to retain its title as the 'Jerusalem of the West'.

Amsterdam was known as the 'Jerusalem of the West' before the Holocaust because it had become one of the great Jewish centers during recent centuries."

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